University of Maine System

After months of criticism from its retired employees, the University of Maine System says that it will allow retirees the option to maintain their current health care plan, rather than transition to a private insurance exchange.

Former and current Maine university employees are urging the system to reverse what they say are costly changes to retiree health insurance.

Robbie Feinberg / Maine Public File

In order to limit the spread of COVID-19, the University of Maine System is setting up an online database to show COVID-19 testing results for staff and students. New travel restrictions and revisions to the academic calendar are also being adopted.

The University of Maine at Machias is suspending its athletic program indefinitely as it faces budget challenges partially caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The University of Maine System Board of Trustees has conditionally approved a $559 million spending plan for Fiscal Year 2021.

The University of Maine System says it’s preparing to hold in-person classes this fall.

The University of Maine System is vowing to continue paying all of its employees through the fiscal year, which ends June 30.

Linda Coan O'Kresik / Bangor Daily News/file

The University of Maine has announced that it’s withdrawing 14 students from study abroad programs in Italy over continuing concerns about COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.

ORONO, Maine - University of Maine System trustees have voted to bring all of the campuses under a single unified institutional accreditation through the New England Commission on Higher Education.

As college students await - and perhaps dread - the results of their semester final exams, the University of Maine System is launching what it hopes will serve as a lifeboat for some students who have had academic trouble this semester.

Former Connecticut Governor Chosen To Lead University of Maine System

May 30, 2019
Michael Dwyer / Associated Press

The University of Maine System has a new chancellor.  The system's board of trustees has chosen former Connecticult Gov. Dannel Malloy to replace outgoing Chancellor James Page, who is retiring June 30.

The University of Maine System announced on Tuesday that nearly a quarter of in-state undergrads at its public universities are receiving enough grants and scholarships to entirely cover their tuition and fees this semester.

Gabor Degre / BDN - File

The outgoing chancellor of Maine's university system says the state is now on the "right path" for higher education, but still faces obstacles in the years ahead.

The University of Maine System is examining more than 30 programs across its campuses for potential improvement or consolidation, though officials say they would be surprised if any face elimination this year.

ORONO, Maine - The University of Maine System is expanding a program that allows high school students to take classes for college credit.